Some people prefer hard candy Christmas treats instead of chocolate candy. Hard to believe, I know, but it's true!
If you're one of 'those' people, there's a great selection of hard Christmas candy at the bottom of this page. I've scouted around for the best deals for you.
Want to make your own? Great! Here are some adorable and simple recipes that you can use to make beautiful hard Christmas candies in just a matter of minutes.
For this first recipe, you can really use almost any type of hard candy
that you can buy at the store. Jolly Ranchers are an excellent choice.
They have vivid colors and really strong flavors, so they work great.
I like to call this "Stained Glass Candy" because that's exactly what it looks like to me when it's all finished. Your kids would probably really enjoy making this.
If they are fairly young, you need to supervise carefully because of the hot oven, but otherwise, they can do most of the 'work.'
What you'll need to make stained glass candy:
Isn't that lovely? The simplicity and fun of this recipe makes it one of my favorite hard candy Christmas making activities.
What you'll need to make life saver wreaths:
I know these hard candy Christmas recipes aren't truly homemade, but they are perfect to make with the kids. I'll bet they'll always remember having a part in making Christmas special.
If you really do want to 'do it yourself,' here are some more Christmas hard candy recipes that will let you cook to your hearts content. Have fun! I want to see what you've made, so come back and add your photos and recipes.